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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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    Two Women, Teenager Found Dead in Exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Home

    Detectives were investigating the death of three people discovered Monday in a home in the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe community in San Diego County. Deputies were conducting a welfare check at a home in the 17100 block of Via de la Valle when they discovered the bodies, Lt. Jim Walker with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department told KTLA’s sister station KSWB. A 911 call had been placed just before noon regarding a possible child abuse incident at the house, […]

  • Doja is seen in a photo provided by her owner on June 27, 2016.

    Boxer Shot and Wounded While Sitting on Front Porch of Home on Secluded Street in Perris

    Three-year-old Doja was recovering Monday after the boxer-mix was shot and badly wounded in the middle of the afternoon in her own front yard in Perris. “It’s a miracle,” said dog owner Andrew Grant. “The amount of blood she lost, there is no reason why she should be here right now, but she is.” Grant was at work Thursday afternoon when the shooting took place. His grandmother, who also lives at the home, didn’t hear the shots but saw the […]

  • The Erskine Fire erupted in Kern County on June 23, 2016.

    Firefighters Battle 5,000-Acre Out-of-Control Erskine Fire in Kern County; As Many As 80 Homes Lost

    Firefighters are battling a 5,000-acre wildfire burning out of control Thursday evening in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County that has destroyed an estimated 80 homes, according to the Kern County Fire Department. The Erskine Fire was raging south of Highway 178 in Squirrel Valley, according to information posted on the federal InciWeb information page. It was 0 percent contained as of midnight. The blaze was first reported at 2 acres around 4 p.m. near Erskine Creek Road and […]

  • Patrol cars searched the area where two deputies were wounded during a shooting in Bellflower on June 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 L.A. County Deputies in Unknown Condition After Being Wounded in Shooting in Bellflower

    Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were wounded during a shooting in Bellflower on Thursday night, authorities said. The deputies were shot around 10:57 p.m. in the 9000 block of Oak Street and were transported to a local hospital, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The conditions of the deputies were unknown at this time. The circumstances surrounding the shooting had not been disclosed. A search was underway for the outstanding suspect or suspects in the area of […]

  • Children are seen splashing around in the Verdugo Park Pool in Burbank on June 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Burbank Lifeguard Accused of Using Cellphone to Record Women, Girls in Locker Room and Public Bathroom

    A 22-year-old lifeguard was arrested in Burbank Wednesday after allegedly using his cellphone to take photographs and video of women and girls in the employee locker room and a public restroom. Police were called to the Verdugo Park Pool located at 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. around 9:15 a.m. after a woman realized she was being recorded, according to the Burbank Police Department. “There was an employee in the locker room that was changing, looked up and saw this phone that […]

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    LAX-Bound Flight Diverted to Tucson Under F-16 Escort After Disturbance on Board Aircraft

    A flight from San Antonio bound for Los Angeles International Airport had to be diverted to Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday after a “disturbance” on board the airliner, according to LAX spokeswoman Katherine Alvardo. Delta Airlines flight 5720 was en route to Los Angeles when a man on board the flight became uncooperative, according to passenger Ryan Healy. “We’ve got a situation for sure. Guy won’t sit down. FA’s trying to intervene. Guy is uncooperative,” Healy tweeted during the flight. As the […]

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    Police Investigate Heat-Related Deaths of 3-Year-Old Twins Found in Hot Truck in Louisiana

    Authorities in Louisiana are investigating the heat-related deaths of 3-year-old twins found unresponsive inside a hot truck on Saturday in Bossier City. Oliver and Aria Orr were found by their mother and a neighbor after a frantic search of the yard, TV station KSLA in Shreveport reported. “She just said that she had fell asleep, and now the door was wide open and the babies were gone,” said neighbor Rhonda Matthews. According to Matthews, Aria was found in the front […]

  • Vanessa Rodriguez was remembered at a vigil in Covina on June 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Children Alone After Single Mother Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Covina

    A 19-year-old and his 10-year-old sister are fighting to stay together after their mother was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Covina on Saturday. Vanessa Rodriguez and her daughter were crossing San Bernardino Road near Janalinda Avenue when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver. The 35-year-old single mother — who worked two jobs to support her children — was rushed to the hospital in critical condition where she later died. Her daughter suffered an injured foot. A […]

  • Home surveillance video provided by UBER passenger CJ Yu captured a confrontation between Yu and an UBER driver on June 18, 2016.

    Uber Driver Arrested in Inglewood After Caught on Video Dispute With Passenger Over Cellphone

    A 35-year-old Uber driver was arrested in Inglewood Tuesday on suspicion of robbery after allegedly stealing a passenger’s cellphone after a monetary dispute that was captured on surveillance video. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department took Medhanie Meshesha into custody after an investigation into a confrontation between the Uber driver and passenger CJ Yu of Leimert Park on Saturday. Yu told KTLA that he left his cellphone in Meshesha’s car earlier in the day. When he realized what he’d […]